Anthony Mundine says he was robbed.
Mundine lost on points to bitter boxing rival Danny Green on Friday night in a decision greeted by dismay in some quarters.
Green was declared the winner with three judges scoring 94-94, 96-94 and 98-90, exacting some revenge for his 2006 loss to Mundine.
But many boxing pundits, and Mundine, believe Green lost the fight.
“I thought I won that fight and it’s 2-0 … I deserved it,” Mundine told Fox Sports.
“But history will tell a different story.
“People know in their hearts … they know who was the better man.”
‘ The scoring of the judge that awarded the fight to Green 98-90 was particularly mystifying in a largely even bout.
And a photo of the scorecard showed the 96-94 judge awarded Green a maximum 10 points in a round when he was penalised a point for elbowing.
“What do you do … when you give a performance like that, I had him beat up, I had him bleeding, his eyes were puffy,” Mundine said.
“I still won the fight hands down … they robbed me. ”I know I won it. He (Green) knows I won it. That is what makes it so tough.”
Meanwhile, as the bout began between Green and Mundine, the crowd thought they should start fighting too.
Police say as the main boxing event unfolded in the ring, a number of patrons got involved in brawls.
Six people were arrested for disorder-related offences, while three bikie gang members were denied entry and another four were found inside and removed.